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Excel What-if Analysis: Goal Seek





Categories: Excel®

Ever find yourself wondering if Excel could help you answer the question: “What values would I need to get a known result?” The What-if Analysis features, available in Excel 2010 and up, give you the tools to do just that. Unlike functions and formulas that take given values and return a result, what-if scenarios allow […]

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Excel What-if Analysis: Scenarios





Categories: Excel®

If you think of Excel as just a database for storing dead data, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn about Excel’s What-if analysis tools. Excel offers several features that allow a user to make predictions, or evaluate outcomes based upon variable inputs. In this article, we are going to look at Scenarios. What is […]

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Excel Macro Tutorial for Beginners





Categories: Excel®, Macros

To follow using our example, download MacrosForBeginners.xlsx Once you get comfortable navigating Excel, it won’t be long before you start to hear about this wondrous feature called a “Macro” that can  leap tall projects with a single keystroke and make boring tasks go by faster than a speeding bullet. While Macros aren’t really the superman […]

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How to Calculate Median in an Excel PivotTable – Almost!





Categories: Excel®, Pivot Tables

A frequent question that comes up when working with Excel PivotTables is how to calculate median using the table’s filters and analysis. The short answer is “Excel doesn’t do that”. Meaning, there isn’t a simple way to change the Value Field Settings to calculate “Median”. The closest you can get is “Average”. However, averages aren’t […]

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How to Use an Excel IF Function





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Sometimes you need your data to tell you more about itself. The versatile IF function is how you can turn raw numbers into useful information. For example: Your wholesale company charges different rates depending on the size of bulk orders – customers who order more receive volume discounts. You want a way to quickly calculate […]

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The Right Way to Create an Excel Rolling Chart





Categories: Charts, Excel®

Creating reports on a regular schedule is a common task for the business Excel user. When you need to create a Rolling chart that reflects data in a specific timeframe – such as the previous 12 months – you can quickly find yourself in a maintenance nightmare, updating your charts manually to include the new […]

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